Students win $1000 to advance their process by which oxygen and nitrogen can be harnessed in solid form and used by SCUBA divers.
Aqua Lung are recalling their buoyancy compensators with SureLock II weight pocket handles. The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency. The SureLock II mechanical weight release system is found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009, including […]
The first wave powered autonomous marine robot, called “Papa Mau”, has completed a 9,000 nautical mile (16,668 kilometers) scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean to set a new world record for the longest distance travelled by an autonomous vehicle. Throughout its journey, Papa Mau navigated along a prescribed route under autonomous control collecting and transmitting […]
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada are warning divers to stop using Cobalt Dive Computers from Atomic Aquatics. They say that “the unit can leak and cause the lens of the computer to blow off suddenly, which could result in impact injuries, and can cause a gas leak, posing a drowning hazard”. Atomic […]
Aqua Lung America are recalling Apeks WTX Power Inflators as the oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use. This poses a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents and could result in drowning. The power inflator is the black mouthpiece with the two brass buttons at […]
Poseidon are recalling their Besea W50 Diving Wings (also known as a BCD or stab jacket). The inner bladder inside the diving wing can break, causing the wing to fail as a buoyancy device. This poses a drowning hazard to divers. The recall involves the Poseidon inner bladders with batch number 5445 sold with the […]
Aqua Lung USA are recalling Titan DIN 1st Stage Scuba Regulators and Titan/Conshelf DIN Scuba Adaptors. Over-tightening of the DIN retainer by a technician during installation can result in the retainer breaking under pressure, a rapid escape of air from the scuba cylinder, and the regulator detaching from the cylinder. This poses a drowning hazard […]
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have recalled Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages. Divers should immediately stop using these items and take them to any authorised Oceanic or AERIS dealer for a free replacement part An internal component that seals air between the high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can fail. […]